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If you have information about these or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111 or toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8177). You can also submit a tip online or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 then your message to CRIMES (274637). 

CSofWS.jpg All methods are secure and anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,500.00 and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is a non-profit organization of citizens against crime.

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Wichita/Sedgwick County Crime Stoppers

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RIME STOPPERS CASE #1632

CRIME STOPPERS CASE #1632
FOR THE WEEK OF AUG. 19, 2016
DEPARTMENT CASE NUMBERS: 16C56975 & 16C57077
LEAD DETECTIVE: TED NALDOZA, WICHITA POLICE DEPT.

About 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, three men armed with handguns robbed the Family Dollar at 2201 E. Central. The suspects are pictured below. One man pointed his gun at an employee and demanded money. The three men then grabbed money from the registers and ran from the store. They got into a black or dark-grey two- or four-door car with a spoiler and damage to its rear. It was described as having a loud muffler and running badly.

They all are described as black men in their late teens or early 20s and armed with handguns:

Suspect #1: Wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with a white Nike swoosh on the front, black pants, a white bandana on his face, approximately 5-foot-10 and 150 pounds.

Suspect #2: Thin build wearing a black short-sleeved shirt over a grey long- sleeved shirt, dark-colored jeans, a blue stocking cap, a black mask covering his face, approximately 5-foot-10 and 150 pounds.

Suspect #3: Wearing a black long-sleeved shirt, grey warm-up pants or sweatpants with a white stripe down the side of the leg, a grey bandana on his face, a red ball cap with a San Francisco 49ers logo on the front, approximately 6-foot tall and 180 pounds.

About 6:15 that same day the Family Dollar at 5120 E. 21st was robbed by three men. The clothing was different, but the physical descriptions were very similar to the suspects in the earlier robbery.

These photos were taken from surveillance from both stores:


      

Family Dollar 4      Family Dollar 5


If you have information about these robberies, call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111. You also can submit a tip online at www.WichitaCrimeStoppers.com or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 then your message to 274637 (crimes). All ways are secure and anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,500, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County, a division of the Wichita Crime Commission, is a non-profit organization of citizens against crime that relies 100 percent on donations from the community to pay for tips.

RIME STOPPERS CASE #1631

CRIME STOPPERS CASE #1631
FOR THE WEEK OF AUG. 14, 2016
DEPARTMENT CASE NUMBER: 15S007265
LEAD DETECTIVE: JON GILL, SEDGWICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPT.
COLD CASE HOMICIDE

During the early morning hours of June 14, 2015, 23 year old Welly Syakhasone was shot multiple times at his residence located in the Oaklawn area of Sedgwick County. Welly did not survive his injuries. Investigators believe robbery to be a possible motive. Witnesses reported seeing three people walk up to the residence, run from the scene a short time later, and leave the area in a black Ford SUV; possibly a Ford Explorer or a Ford Expedition. It appears that the windows on the SUV were tinted. Surveillance video captured the possible suspect vehicle and it is pictured below.

Syakhasone 1

Syakhasone 2

Syakhasone 3


If you have information about this homicide, call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111. You also can submit a tip online at www.WichitaCrimeStoppers.com or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 then your message to 274637 (crimes). All ways are secure and anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,500, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County, a division of the Wichita Crime Commission, is a non-profit organization of citizens against crime that relies 100 percent on donations from the community to pay for tips.

CRIME STOPPERS CASE #1630
FOR THE WEEK OF AUG. 7, 2016
DEPARTMENT CASE NUMBER: 16C53259
LEAD DETECTIVE: TONY SUPANCIC, WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT

About 9:15 p.m. on July 31, two men went into the McDonald's at Central and Edgemoor. Both men took an undisclosed amount of money from the inside customers and the store's cash registers; at least one was armed with a handgun. They are described as black men with thin builds, and 6 foot to 6-foot-3.

If you have information about this robbery, call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111. You also can submit a tip online at www.WichitaCrimeStoppers.com or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 then your message to 274637 (crimes). All ways are secure and anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,500, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name.

Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County, a division of the Wichita Crime Commission, is a non-profit organization of citizens against crime that relies 100 percent on donations from the community to pay for tips.
RIME STOPPERS CASE #1629

CRIME STOPPERS CASE #1629
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 31, 2016
DEPARTMENT CASE NUMBER: 16C515574
LEAD DETECTIVE: VIRGIL MILLER, WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT

About 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, a man stole a wallet and keys from the tennis courts at Genesis Health in the 800 block of North Socora Street. The suspect used the remote door lock on the keys to locate the owner’s car and drove it away.

During the next several hours the white man, pictured below, used the victim’s credit cards at several businesses. At some point he parked the car in a parking lot near a home in the 800 block of south Seneca. That house was burglarized at about 8 p.m.
The burglary was interrupted by friends of the resident. The stolen car keys were found in the house. Another vehicle was used to remove the stolen property from the home.


Genesis Theft 2 Genesis Theft


If you have information about this case, call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111. You also can submit a tip online at www.WichitaCrimeStoppers.com or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 then your message to 274637 (crimes). All ways are secure and anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,500, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name.

Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County, a division of the Wichita Crime Commission, is a non-profit organization of citizens against crime that relies 100 percent on donations from the community to pay for tips.

RIME STOPPERS CASE #1628

CRIME STOPPERS CASE #1628
FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 24, 2016
DEPARTMENT CASE NUMBER: 13C62774
LEAD DETECTIVE: ROBBERT CHISHOLM, WICHITA POLICE DEPARTMENT
COLD CASE HOMICIDE

Around 2 a.m. on Sept. 22, 2013, Colby Hopkins was in standing in a parking lot in the 100 block of North Mead after the Old Town clubs had closed. There were approximately 40 to 50 people in the lot and more in the street.

Two people in the crowd appeared to be trying to get others to fight with them. Investigators said that as people were watching, a number of shots were fired from a parking lot on the northwest corner of Douglas and Mead.

Six people were shot. Mr. Hopkins was found lying on Mead Street. He was later pronounced dead at an area hospital. Witnesses and victims were interviewed but did not positively identify a suspect.

 

Colby Hopkins


If you have information about this homicide, call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111. You also can submit a tip online at www.WichitaCrimeStoppers.com or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 then your message to 274637 (crimes). All ways are secure and anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,500, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name.

Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County, a division of the Wichita Crime Commission, is a non-profit organization of citizens against crime that relies 100 percent on donations from the community to pay for tips.

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